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Trisha Almond: Trisha.GuidedToSafety@gmail.com
Renee McKenna: Renee.GuidedToSafety@gmail.com
Linda Malvino: Linda.GuidedToSafety@gmail.com
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this website. It is well put together, up-to-date, and most importantly, addresses a topic of utmost importance which is too often overlooked in Northern California. It’s great to see a coordinated effort taking place in Petaluma. Thank you from Fairfax!
Heather, our deepest appreciation to you for your comments on our site. Guided To Safety was founded in 2011 and the site began evolving in September, just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness month (October). We continue to grow, adding Teen Dating Violence Awareness for February, and soon to complete Sexual Assault Aawreness for April.
Personally, I took a gander at your blog and was interested in following it, but did not see that as an option. Might you be adding that in the future?
~ Trisha Almond, President
Guided to Safety
Dear Trisha, I was so pleased to meet you the other night at Pongo’s. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of my entire family, for your work on behalf of C, A, M, & M. Your website is helpful, and full of great information for people in need of enlightenment on this topic that is too often swept under the rug. I took specific comfort in the quote on your homepage: “Relationship abuse/violence does not discriminate against age, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, educational background or income level. It effects not only the immediate family, it also impacts the community and the world as a whole.” I hope that our entire community will spread the word of the great work you are doing to build awareness that there is help and support for people living with unnecessary violence. I have subscribed to the blog, and look forward to hearing about more of your good work!
Dear Trisha, I was happy to find your organization and wonderful work you are doing. I am a Petaluma resident and found out about you because of the Conover/Sullivan tragety. The mens collective Men Evolving Non-violently has been voluntary working with men for over 30 years on the issue of domestic volence and communication skills. Currently three on going groups, a 24 hour domestic violence hot line, and community outreach education is available to Sonoma County. If you or any others have any questions please call 528-2MEN or 528-2636.
Jon Warren MEN collective member
Thank you for contacting us. We actually have your organization listed on our “resources” page under the domestic violence tab. And I recently recommended your organization to a gentlemen in town who was wishing to start something similar to yours here in Petaluma. Does MEN meet in Petaluma as well as Santa Rosa?
You may reach me at GuidedToSafety@gmail.com
Again, thank you.
Yes Trisha, MEN meets Monday nights in Petaluma.
Picked up one of your brochures at Blu last night!
Hi Trisha —
Haha, I see you “liked” it already, but yes I nominated you for an Award!
Feel free to act on it or ignore it. Just wanted to try to spread the gospel — as far as I can spread it! ;>
Embarrassed and honored … had read your blog, yet skipped over your nominees (assumed I wouldn’t know any of them!). Will take a stab at acting on your nomination over the weekend. Thank you!
I was in the middle of my reply and it plum disappeared… what it said was:
Now, that’s really funny!
Just realized you have another blog… Simply Almond… nice!
Great resources! Thank you for putting this together!
It would be great if your contact page could include some other resources, both national or local to Petaluma, in case a person needs more counseling and support before making the leap to calling 911.
Thank you for the great work that you’re doing with this website!
Patient Navigator, Petaluma Health Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline | 24/7 Line 1-800-799-7233, http://www.thehotline.org
Advocates provide counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referral services. Confidential.
National Dating Abuse Helpline | 24/7 Line 1-866-331-9474, or text “loveis” to 77054, http://www.loveisrespect.org
Counseling for domestic violence. One-on-one support for teens & young adults managed by the national domestic violence hotline. Offers a chat service online and via text.
Verity – United Against Sexual Assault Hotline | 24/7 Hotline 545-7273; Office 545-7270, http://www.ourverity.org,
835 Piner Road, Suite D, Santa Rosa
Provides counseling and crisis intervention to survivors of assault and abuse, as well as prevention education.
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) | 24/7 Line 888-729-0012; Office 544-3299, http://www.saysc.org,
3440 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa
Crisis intervention for teens, counseling for youth and families, programs in prevention and employment for youth.
YWCA Therapy Program | 24/7 Line 546-1234; Office 546-9922, Santa Rosa, http://www.ywca.org/sonomacounty
Call for information on counseling, support group counseling, and family counseling.
Petaluma People’s Services Center- Counseling | 765-8488 ask for Kira Kayler, http://www.petalumapeople.org, 1500-A Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma
Short and long-term counseling for individuals, couples, families and children.
Men Evolving Non-Violently (M.E.N.) | 24/7 Line 528-2636, http://www.sonomacountymen.org
Support for men in danger of abusing someone and wanting to reduce abusive behavior.
Legal Aid Society of Sonoma County | 542-1290, http://www.legalaidsc.org, 1105 N. Dutton Ave, Suite B, Santa Rosa
Legal Aid assists with a range of crisis legal needs, including family violence, child abuse and neglect issues, and low-income housing issues such as eviction and habitability complaints. Closed Fridays.
Kept exploring the website after my last comment, and saw that you have these resources and many more under other tabs- well done being such a complete guide! Since some people (like me) might be looking to the contact page for these kinds of resources, could you have a mention on this page explaining where to find them?
All the best,
Thank you for your feedback, Vanessa. BTW, we have informative bookmarks for dv, tdv and sa that may be useful to the health center. Might this be of interest?
~ Trisha Almond, President/Founder
Can someone please call me? I want to be a part of your organization. (707) 664-9547
Marta, I’ll be in touch. Just got home from work and running out to promote our upcoming awareness events. I work Saturdays, as well, so I may not get back to you til Sunday or Monday.
~ Trisha Almond
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